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QUALMARK TECHNOLOGY – A GOOD BUSINESS DECISION

Qualmark accelerated reliability test technology is specifically engineered to reduce the total cost of developing and supporting product throughout its lifecycle - from prototype testing, through production, and during warranty.

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QUALMARK IS THE WORLD LEADER IN HALT/HASS TEST TECHNOLOGY

Qualmark’s patented accelerated reliability technology quickly manifests product design and process flaws that can be easily missed by weeks or months of testing with traditional test equipment. Qualmark’s HALT and HASS testing approach enables reliability engineers to optimize product design fast and deliver a more mature product to market on schedule.

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QUALMARK – GLOBAL SALES AND RESOURCES

Qualmark is the largest manufacturer of HALT HASS testing chambers for accelerating product reliability. In addition to delivering the most advanced HALT HASS chamber technology, Qualmark provides comprehensive HALT HASS testing support, professional services and a global network of HALT HASS test labs.

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EFFECTIVE ACCELERATED RELIABLITY SOLUTIONS
FOR MODERN RELIABILITY CHALLENGES

QUALMARK - EFFECTIVE SOLUTIONS FOR INCREASING RELIABILITY

Finding a critical product weakness after the product is shipped drives up warranty costs, cuts into profits and damages brand reputation. Traditional quality and reliability methods that test to specification just aren’t enough - they have not evolved to effectively address today’s design and manufacturing challenges.

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Qualmark is the World Leader in HALT/HASS Testing Technologies

Qualmark is the largest manufacturer of HALT HASS testing chambers for accelerating product reliability. In addition to delivering the most advanced HALT HASS chamber technology, Qualmark provides comprehensive HALT HASS testing support, professional services and a global network of HALT HASS test labs.

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Defense Electronics testingQualmark COE has across-the-board experience in assisting the military and its defense contractors in enhancing the reliability and robustness of battlefield ready equipment whether the equipment is intended for battlefield deployment or elsewhere. Manufacturers seeking to develop affordable defense platforms and weapons systems while meeting the demand for reliability and extended product life expectancy have found Qualmark's COE solutions to be a key component in meeting critical objectives.

SUCCESS PROFILE: Defense Electronics (Bare PCB)

This tiny, 16-layer board with very complex circuitry was destined for a highly sophisticated, multi-performance device. Since the production volume was low, development and manufacturing costs for the specific-use design rendered a high final cost. Even though the board passed all required military testing prior to release, it suffered from an unacceptably high failure rate in its end use environment. The manufacturer needed a quick resolution, not only to stem rising costs from a failing product, but to also avoid placing future DoD contracts into jeopardy. Reluctant to repeat the expensive and ineffective validation testing, the manufacturer contacted Qualmark for solutions.

With some certainty, failures had been linked to the unit’s “buried” vias. Viewed by the manufacturer as a production issue, the request was for COE development of a manufacturing screen so that bad units could be pulled before delivery. In this way, the manufacturer calculated, known good product could continue to be shipped while the pulled units could be reworked.

RESULTS: Qualmark COE developed a custom Highly Accelerated Stress Screen (HASS) and within 2 days of testing was able to isolate the vias issue. The failure modes would not have been revealed with single axis stress testing, but required combined random-axis vibration and thermal stresses to precipitate.

Additionally, Qualmark’s COE discovered a wide distribution on the failures, indicating that there was an inherent design issue that could not be screened out. This data, coupled with analysis from the field failures, allowed the manufacturer to configure a more rugged layout for the vias. Qualmark COE testing confirmed the extended robustness of the reconfigured boards.

Qualmark COE was not only able to very quickly pinpoint the customer’s failure issue, stemming the costly effort of test, repair/rework, but also provided crucial data for ruggedizing the board's design which enabled the manufacturer to recapture their good standing as a contractor for the military.

The Return on Investment (ROI) from Qualmark COE solutions is proving to be quite substantial.